Parks and Recreation

Parks and Recreation

The mission of the City of Monroe Parks and Recreation is to enhance the lives of its citizens and visitors by encouraging a healthy lifestyle and offering safe and quality parks and recreation experiences that highlight our area's natural and cultural resources.

The City of Monroe has an extensive parks system consisting of 38 total parks, with public lands spread throughout the City and neighborhoods. The City enjoys a healthy 300 acres of dedicated park land and access to other recreational facilities owned or operated by other public institutions such as the schools.

The City of Monroe is one of the few municipalities in Monroe County to provide a parks and recreation department that is staffed year-round with both full-time and seasonal employees. We welcome you to join us for fun and fitness!

What We Do

  • Maintain over 38 parks which are 300 acres of park land
  • Offer recreation programs for youth and adults
  • Organize special events annually
  • Offer facilities and park spaces for rental
  • Facilitate the Stewardship Monroe Volunteer Program
  • Create partnerships with local businesses and organizations
  • Create signature experiences and memories for our residents and guests!

Contact Information

Mark Cochran
Economic and Community Development Director
120 E First Street
Monroe, Michigan 48161
Hours: Monday through Friday, 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM
Phone: (734) 384-9129
The Parks and Recreation Office is located on the second floor of Monroe City Hall